Project Description :
The Chief of Party ( COP ) serves as IFES’ primary in-country representative and coordinator of programming with local and international actors in Nigeria.
The primary focus of the position is providing technical support to stakeholders and ensuring successful completion of project activities.
The COP will provide vision and technical leadership for project activities. S / he will be responsible for maintaining pro-
active contacts with stakeholders and the international community. The Chief of Party will direct technical implementation of IFES programs within an assigned location and oversee management of the IFES project field office.
Job Responsibilities : MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Technical Direction and Program Implementation
level officials in government ministries and election management bodies.
relevant events in Nigeria; support required from IFES / HQ; and activities planned for the coming period.
POSITION SCOPE : Serves as primary in-country representative and directs the technical implementation of IFES programming for assigned project.
Oversees the management of assigned field office. In conjunction with IFES HQ, ensures compliance with IFES, USAID and other donor rules and regulations.
Recommends policies, controls and procedures to guide performance.
DECISION MAKING / PROBLEM SOLVING : Evaluates risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of strategic goals and sets appropriate course of action in response.
Investigates and analyzes current information from various sources and in various formats to inform decision making and the development of protocols and procedures.
Leads development and oversees implementation of strategies to track and mitigate risk and its potential impact.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY : Ensures the completion of program tasks in a timely manner and within the allocated budget. Ensures compliance with IFES, USAID or other donor rules and regulations, particularly with regard to fiscal management.
Oversees preparation and presentation of financial reports to internal and external partners. Oversee and approve local and international procurement in accordance with IFES policies and USAID rules and regulations.
Authority to regularly make purchases and incur expenses, subject to established controls and procedures.
RELATIONSHIPS : Serves as primary in-country representative of IFES with local and international actors. Develops, manages and maintains collaborative working relationship with senior level stakeholders within and outside IFES to ensure timely and successful achievement of project goals and objectives.
Represents IFES in global, regional, national and sub-national events and in international meetings, and at donor events and fundraising activities, as a spokesperson for IFES
SUPERVISION EXERCISED : Supervises and mentors local and international field staff and provides oversight and management of consultants and field experts.
Leads project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications : POSITION REQUIREMENTS :
POSITION REQUIREMENTS :
Education : Master’s degree in international politics, international development, public policy, or related field
solid experience working with elections management bodies in election administration capacity development, training, drafting of elections procedures, logistics and planning, outreach and engagement of electoral stakeholders is required.
Related Skills or Knowledge :
LANGUAGE SKILLS : Fluency in written and spoken English required.
TRAVEL : Travel required up to 50% of time (within country).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT :
Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
All qualified applicants / employees will receive consideration for employment / promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.
IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
IFES is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor